from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small clay model of a house or residence placed, by the ancient Egyptians (VIth–XIIth dynasty), in a tomb for the accommodation of the soul of the departed.


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  • During a recent conversation about "Let It Be Roberta" 429 Records—a soul-house reloading of Beatles hits—Ms. Flack was quick to play tracks from her new CD to illustrate points.

    Roberta Flack Puts Her Soul Into the Beatles

  • It is all quite prosaic and perfectly commonplace, it is far from idyllic; yet it would need the touch of a poet to bring out the wonder, the mystery, of it all: to light up the door of the soul-house through which we pass to and fro, scarce knowing.

    A Poor Man's House

  • Beecher says that we are all building a soul-house for eternity; yet with what differing architecture and what various care!

    Architects of Fate or, Steps to Success and Power

  • The best song is either "Opium of Love," where OC Notes channels Mos Def's jazz-mumble singing style to lusty effect, or "Afro Egypt," a throbbing soul-house number that seems to occur in a darkened aviary, birds chirping, shadows flitting.

    The Seattle Times


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